Adopt from India! We urgently need families for older children (8-15 years old), especially girls who are healthy or have minor special needs. CARA, the adoption authority in India, recently featured over 120 children with this profile who are waiting for permanent families. We also need families for children of all ages who have, Read More

A year and half ago, when we first met Jin at an orphanage in northern China, no one had much hope for him. But that’s not what we saw…  Learn more about Holt’s child nutrition program! 

Through Holt’s child sponsorship program, dedicated sponsors create pathways for orphaned and vulnerable children to escape poverty and chase their dreams — an especially rare opportunity for children living in caves in northern China. Only the poorest families still live in caves. Some families use the dusty, mountainside rooms as animal pens to protect their, Read More

Can you be the perfect family for Carter? Carter* is an adorable almost-2-year-old who came into orphanage care when he was about 5 days old. He is a sweet little guy who gets along with the other children, smiles often and loves listening to music. He is learning all kinds of new things like, Read More

At Holt International, we believe that finances should never stand between a loving family and a child who truly needs one. But far too often, children with special needs — or much older children — wait longer to join a family. For many families, the cost of ongoing medical care, on top of adoption-related, Read More

Just before Chinese New Year at the end of January, Holt staff and child sponsorship advocates in Nanning, China, visited Wei’s rural village. Here, Wei lives with his mom and two sisters in a small home. Wei was excited to spend time with his advocate, Mr. Pan, who is the man in the leather, Read More

We urgently need families for girls and sibling sets who are older than 4 and have minor or no special needs. The parent eligibility requirements for our India program have also recently changed, and close to 120 children need families. Holt has strong partner organizations in India, and the adoption process is stable and, Read More

The story of a boy named Spencer and all the people who came together to help him become the active, independent, outgoing kid he always had the potential to be. I met Spencer Morrow seven years ago at an orphanage in northeastern China. It was my first trip for Holt as the senior writer, Read More

This is not an overstatement: whether or not Cole will ever be able to walk may likely depend on whether a family chooses to adopt him. Cole came into care shortly after birth and he has malformations of his hands and feet, which keep him from walking. His caregivers say it is unlikely that, Read More

Born with a condition that progressively stole his eyesight, Levi urgently needed advanced medical care to save what was left of his vision. But first, he needed to come home.  Before Melissa Combs traveled to bring her son Levi home, endless questions of concern raced through her mind: “Does he have other developmental delays? Is, Read More